dodger_sister (dodger_sister) wrote,

Today Is The Day!

Today we celebrate two things and I am sure Billy Boyd will be fine with going second on this. Because today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. This kind of blows my mind because while 50 years can seem like a long time in regards to certain things, when it comes to equality, it's barely a drop in the bucket of our history. I mean, my parents were only sophomores in high school when this took place. That is mind-boggling to me.

Martin Luther King JR

I was reading this article on various unknown facts regarding the March on Washington and I really liked this excerpt: Back in 1963, college student Patricia Worthy took a job answering phones for the March on Washington's planning office. She had 10 phone lines to answer, and they rang from the time she walked in until she left for the day. "I recall one day I'll never forget, I heard someone say, 'Where is this young lady who handles the phone?' And finally I looked up, and there he was -- Dr. King -- and he said, 'I want to meet this young lady. She has put me on the hold twice, and hung up on me once, and I want to know who she is.' "

For more interesting facts and some color photos of the day fifty years ago, go to this CNN article, here.

And now, BILLEH'S BIRTHDAY! IT'S #45! That means it was fifteen years ago today that Billy set out on his Lord Of The Rings journey for the first time. He tells that story on the FotR behind-the-scenes about meeting up with Orlando at Heathrow airport and how it was his 30th birthday, so they celebrated on the plane together and then when they got to LA, because of the time difference, it was his birthday again. That makes it FIFTEEN YEARS now. I had no idea that fifteen years ago, my life would change like this, that reading those books and watching those movies would stumble me into this entire world of Fandom that I never knew existed and can't imagine my life without now.

In my search for a proper way to celebrate Billy Boyd's birthday - as has become my LJ tradition - I stumbled across a ridiculous video skit between him and Dom on the set that I had never seen before. I didn't know there was anything left that I had never seen and yet, here it is.

In which Dom brings Billy the wrong ice cream and Billy locks him in the bathroom for it.

IDEK how the fates managed to bring these two dorks together like this.

Hope all your weeks are going well!
Tags: anniversaries - celebrate!, billy boyd is my heart, birthdays, dominic monaghan is a sex-ass, fandom saved my life, hobbit boys are made of love, hope is a 4 letter word too, lord of the rings took my virginity, orlando bloom is squee, photos - various, politickin, things i stole, videos - various, youtube is an alien-virus

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